Garden Gallery: Theodore Holdt

Portland artist Theodore Holdt works in a space of disjointed images, which emerge from a flurry of gestural mayhem into a latticework of quasi-narratives. His panel paintings challenge viewers to seek the story in the storm, a story which the artist divorces himself from telling. This is a deliberate act, and this obfuscation is key to the strength in his work. He invites the people of the festival to observe this process. You can see an example of Yellow Land, and its development from dancing light, to a painting about beings made of light, that was started at What The Festival 2016, at http://www.theoholdt.com/blog/another-examination-of-process.